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Chukar and Pheasant Jerky (Que-View)

smokin - k

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So this is a Que View of my first attempt at any kind of jerky other then ground beef. Also a first for me adding smoke to the process. Looking at Alelover's post about his jerky got me wanting to try a full smoke no dehydrator process but after getting some great advice by some solid members I decided to stick with the dehydrator and my jerky gun. This was a process but thats what I love.. The process! I hope you enjoy the pics! More photo's of the finished proccess to follow. 30 minutes to go in the dehydrator! Happy Smoking, Smokin - K

P.S. Treo Ranch is a stocked hunt with farm raised birds. The dogs on this hunt have to spook the birds as they wont fly with out a little prodding. Grain fed dumb birds.. Should make great jerky..  
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This is a close up of the packaging with the pheasant and chukar meat.. Duh


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The entire kill....


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Next time I wouldnt waste my time de-boning these little chukar legs.. Soooo many tendens to strip out.. I found 3 pieces of shotgun bird shot in the meat. I cut out anything that looked like it had been shot.


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I added some bacon to the mix as this meat is soooo lean and didnt want it too dry.. Plus everything with bacon is always better!


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Pheasant Breast and Thighs..


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Say Chukar!!!!


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This is the Pheasant Jerky being seasoned... I used 3 Nesco "Ground Pepper" season packets and ony 2 cure packets for around 3 1/2 pounds of pheasant meat. I also added a tsp of onion powder and garlic powder as well as a tsp or so of my own chipotle pepper spice... I typically cut the amount of cure as I don't think you need that much salt.. I like to taste the meat flavor. I did drink a couple Vodka Squirt and Lime drinks during this process..


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Mix well....


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Using my Nesco Jerky Gun ( I call it a Meat Pistol) I pumped out 8 trays worth of jerky!


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Transfered the dehydrator screens to my smoker trays..Here comes the smoke (low heat 110 degrees 2 hours)


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Can't wait! 


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Final pics to follow once done dehydrating...! 2 hours of smoke with apple wood pellets (cold smoke) with the pilot lite only and my Amaze N Pellet Smoker and roughly 3 hours at 155 degrees in my dehydrator.. Thanks for the tips Bearcarver, alelover and adiochiro3! This forum is awesome! 

 

smokin - k

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All done and well worth it...! Can't wait to get my hands and my gun on some more game birds.. I would do it this way again for sure.. Vacume Sealing in the morning.

                          Happy Smoking, Smokin - K

P.S. If you ever over dry your jerky just add some sliced apples to your bag or packaging overnight and bamie! All better... I fell asleep one night doing jerky and it went all night. My dad shared that tip! Happy Fathers Day!
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Looks great!  
 

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